r/Whatcouldgowrong Sep 22 '22 Wholesome 3 Press F 1 I'll Drink to That 1 Pranked! 1 Silver 3 Helpful 2

WCGW touching the barrel of a gun at a shooting range

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u/Cool-Specialist9568 Sep 23 '22

she basically points the gun at her nose when she goes to blow it.

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u/International_Emu600 Sep 23 '22

I was combat arms in the Air Force and had a SMSgt point it straight up towards his chin instead of pointing it down range. Told him to stop because I didn’t want to do paperwork when he eventually blew his brains out. He stopped doing it.

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u/International_Emu600 Sep 25 '22

It’s still security forces (military police), but we trained and maintained the wings firearms. We didn’t do security or law enforcement on base.

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u/International_Emu600 Sep 25 '22

I’m used to clarifying for people. When I was in CATM training we had a guy go from marines to AF and us Air Force guys had to teach him how to walk on grass, one step at a time lol.

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u/Cool-Specialist9568 Sep 23 '22

yeah it's a real bad habit to have.

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u/Strong-ishninja Sep 23 '22

While she did that, it’s also a weapon that has been confirmed as empty because she fired the two rounds it can hold and it hadn’t left her direct control.

Not advisable but also not as dumb as it looks, especially at what looked like a public range.

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u/Mitrovarr Sep 23 '22

"All guns are loaded", even when they're not.

Don't bet your life on your ability to pay attention. Someday, you will fail.

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u/Strong-ishninja Sep 23 '22

If I pick a gun up I assume it loaded. If I load the gun I know it’s loaded. If I’ve pulled the trigger on a revolver that holds 6 rounds 7 times and get 6 bangs and a click, I’ll feel comfortable twirling it before holstering it as long as everyone I’m with is comfortable.

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u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22

Counterpoint: Don't do that.

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u/Mitrovarr Sep 23 '22

The rules are there to prevent a fuckup when you are distracted or stave off complacency. It's a good policy. Otherwise, you go out doing the thing you're talking about and oops! You actually had your semi-automatic and weren't thinking about it because, I dunno, bacon or something.

People forget the dumbest shit even when they're experts with tons of experience. I know because I still do.

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u/Strong-ishninja Sep 23 '22

If you go out and aren’t aware of what firearm you’re handling when you’re actively handling it that’s a far bigger issue than having fun, and one that probably requires medical intervention.

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u/Mitrovarr Sep 23 '22

I'm just saying, the rules are there to put you two brain farts away from death.

If you break them you'll put yourself one brain fart away and anyone could have one brain fart.

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u/Troughbomber Sep 23 '22

That is an excellent way of putting it.

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u/Cool-Specialist9568 Sep 23 '22

yeah I get that, I'm also aware you should never point it at anything you don't want dead.

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u/_Abobo Sep 23 '22

It’s a single action derringer, there’s nothing inherently unsafe about holstering it that way, even if you assume it’s loaded. Which you should.

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u/Strong-ishninja Sep 23 '22

You shouldn’t. But if you’re going to do stuff to show off do it safely. Such as in as private/secluded an environment as you can get, with a weapon that’s been rendered safe, and where everyone knows what’s going to happen and where they need to be.

I can’t speak for these folks, but that’s how I approach things.